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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/3/2020 edition

March 01, 2020
Advanced Lay Speaking Class, Ellaville – March 6-7
A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and caregiving ministries. When certified, the lay speaker may conduct services of worship, preach, and lead study sessions as requested by the pastor or the district superintendent. Registration fee for the class is $25. This fee covers all materials and lunch on Saturday. This class will be held Friday, March 6 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Ellaville UMC. Note: Basic Lay Speaking class must be completed before taking the Advanced Class. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

Regional Prayer Gathering, Macon – March 10
Vineville UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Statesboro – March 10
Pittman Park UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Columbus – March 10
St. Mark UMC, 6:30 – 8 p.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Vidalia – March 10
Vidalia First UMC, 6:30 – 8 p.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Savannah – March 12
White Bluff UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Camilla – March 12
Camilla UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Brunswick – March 12
The Chapel, 6:30 – 8 p.m. / Together We Pray

Regional Prayer Gathering, Valdosta – March 12
Park Ave. UMC, 6:30 – 8 p.m. / Together We Pray

2020 Clergy Spouses Retreat – March 13-15
The 2020 Clergy Spouses Retreat is set for March 13-15, 2020, at Epworth By The Sea. The theme is “We Live By Faith Not By Sight” and the guest speaker is Rev. Fran Magoni, associate pastor at Martha Bowman UMC in Macon. Download brochure I Retreat Registration ($15) I Housing Registration (through Epworth By The Sea)

UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat – March 20-22
The 2020 UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat is set for March 20-22 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Download the brochure

Advanced Lay Speaking Class, McRae – March 20-21
A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and caregiving ministries. When certified, the lay speaker may conduct services of worship, preach, and lead study sessions as requested by the pastor or the district superintendent. Registration fee for the class is $25. This fee covers all materials and lunch on Saturday. This class will be held Friday, March 20 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Ellaville UMC. Note: Basic Lay Speaking class must be completed before taking the Advanced Class. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

ERT Basic Certification Training, Byron – March 21
An ERT Training will be held Saturday, March 21 at Harvest UMC in Byron. The training is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $25. Registration fee covers badge, registration, t-shirt, and lunch. For questions, contact Jimmy Saunders (nacomis@gmail.com) or Donna Hays (dhays99@hotmail.com). Register here

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training, Cairo – March 21
An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, March 21 at Cairo First UMC. The training begins at 9 am (participants must be present by 8:30 am). Chainsaw Operators Training will begin at the conclusion of the ERT class. Cost is $25 for ERT only. $31 for both ERT and Chainsaw, or $12 for just chainsaw. (For chainsaw only, must be ERT ID card holders.) Registration fee covers badge, registration, t-shirt, and lunch. For questions, call Susan Hughes, South Central Disaster Response Coordinator, at 229-423-9381 or 229-425-3068. Register here

UMCOR Sunday – March 22
UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. A special offering is taken on this day to support humanitarian aid through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can be assured that when catastrophes cause suffering, your church, impelled by Jesus' love and compassion, will be in the lead to ease the pain. Gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering underwrite UMCOR's "costs of doing business." That helps them keep their promise that 100 percent of every other gift you make to a specific UMCOR project can be spent on that project - not on home office costs. To learn more about UMCOR or to order resources to promote the offering, visit www.umcor.org or call 888-346-3862.

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